Etymological breakdown

kuama ke to a
always O way COP
There is always a way.

The few words in this simple and inspirational phrase come from no less than five languages. Here’s how they break down:

kuama is actually kua (all) and ama (time) put together, kua comes from Arabic كل and ama from Scottish Gaelic àm.

ke (object/topic marker) is used much like Chinese , but also it has a role similar to Spanish qué.

to (way; path; method; manner) is taken directly from the Chinese character . The pronunciation is that of the Japanese Kan’on for the ideograph.

a (be; exist; yes) is taken from Japanese 有る, but is also used similarly to the third-person singular present indicative of the French verb avoir.

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